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    Default Is there anything I should really get from the cars in the local junkyard?

    Here's a list of relevant cars in a local junkyard. I'm wondering if there's anything I should really try to get while they are there. The yard is getting full and I have the feeling a mobile crusher will be coming soon.

    1972 240z - Interior gone. SU's gone. Sheetmetal is not bad but as expected floors are shot as are frame rails. Doors fairly solid. Hatch rusted. Hood solid but dented. Fuse panel missing cover but in excellent shape. Has a rear sway bar gold colored so aftermarket. Front sway bar stolen already. BTW rear bumber of that car has overrider bar. Also has a 5speed tranny. I got console (complete it even had choke lever and solid choke cables.), antenna, hazard switch, blinker and headlight switch and a couple of doodads for $75.

    1978 280z - Interior crap. Body rusted. Engine and 5 speed tranny in place and complete.

    There are also three 240sx's and two late 80's 300zx.

    Is there anything I should look for that is of real value on these cars?

    Here's the 240z there. Didn't think to take pics of the others.
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    Aluminum brake drums from the '71 and '78. Grab those if they are cheap.
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    Grab the interior panels if they look any good. Door panels especially.
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    Tailight finisher clips on the body (4)---they would have to be drilled out at the spot welds
    Any door mechanism hardware--especially the bellcrank collars (bushings), screw (bolt), washer and nut from the lower rear of the inner door.
    Headlight assemblies including lamps (bulbs)--especially if they are Koito's.

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    You guys are surprising me with your answers. Did not expect door hardware and headlight assemblies. But this is why I asked. I have yet to run into some of these NLA parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Aluminum brake drums from the '71 and '78. Grab those if they are cheap.
    Agreed, those are always the first things I check for at the Pick n Pulls
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    If you have the place to store the parts. Both front fenders with the head light scoops.
    The hood if it is not damaged badly in the leading edge area. Hatch glass and door glass , both are NLA. Front bumper, it looks straight. What ever bits and pieces of the interior that are still good. I would pull the tail lights and the front panel that runs between the turn signals. Cant remember the name. If the fuse pannel is not melted , also the combo switch. As was stated the brake drums.
    The stainless trim from around the windshield and hatch . Half shafts . Some of these things are still available at the Bone yards in some areas. But VARY soon this stuff will all disappear . Believe me, I have been there in the past. Right now if you brake a door glass, there is none available new. Gas Cap. 240Z gas caps are now over $50.00 new if there are still available at all.
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    What is so great about the aluminum drums? Pure originality or the low weight? If they were in good shape should I pull the new cast iron replacements off my car and use the aluminum instead?
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    Ya after you have them turned. If you would take part requests, I could use fasteners fro the car I can list them out for you. The seat looks like a 84 200sx seat

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